Simplicity and Influence

Enjoy these full-length sermons from Sarah Bowling! I hope they encourage you and fill your spiritual cup!

Looking For the Living

How was your Easter? In what ways was Easter this year different than Easter last year? For me, Easter this year was heaps better than Easter 2020 because of the whole lockdown and COVID thing. Last year, Easter didn’t feel very “Easter-ish,” so I think I was all the more grateful and excited for last Sunday!
Of course, we celebrated Easter in 2020, not only as a day on the calendar, but we tried to remember that it was Resurrection Sunday.  We did an online Easter service at our church, in a mostly empty room with some gracious camera operators and wonderful volunteers.  I remember trying to coach my mental game for Easter 2020 using my self-made mantra, “Empty tomb more than empty room!”

Ruffled Feathers

Jesus needs a donkey. If I were to use the more common vernacular for the word “donkey,” you might get your feathers ruffled. Nevertheless, these were Jesus’ words in Luke 19:31, when He gave His disciples instructions about getting a donkey for Jesus to ride when He came into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Help! I Lost My Mind!

How do you feel when you lose something? Have you ever lost your car keys, driver’s license, wedding ring, important papers, etc.? In our household, it’s not uncommon to misplace stuff, and I frequently hear, “Hey mom, do you know where the __________ is?” I get asked the location for boots, batteries, hats, shoes, celery salt, screwdrivers, dish detergent, corn starch, and heaps more random things. It’s nice when I know where stuff is, but the key to all of these questions is this axiom: a place for everything and everything in its place.

What Do You Need?: Take Action With Your Needs

Do not be passive with your needs! You need to take action and bring your needs to Jesus which can be a conversation starter with Him! Step into your conversation with Jesus and TAKE ACTION!

Who is Us?

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

The Non-Event

What’s the weather like where you live? I live in Denver, Colorado and as a native, we often say that our weather is bi-polar. This means that if you don’t like the weather now, wait a few hours and it will change. Having lived here for close to fifty years, I can certify that the weather in Denver is very unpredictable and unstable.

Grow in Jesus!

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

The Outside, the Inside, or Both?

I have a friend who routinely teases me (in a really fun way) about how I’m always cleaning my kitchen. She’s asked me several times about playing pickleball with her, and I’ve had to decline because I was cleaning my kitchen. Sometimes, she’ll call and ask what I’m doing, to which I reply, “Cleaning my kitchen.” She says that when she comes over for dinner, my kitchen will be so clean that she plans to eat off the floor!

God’s Fingerprints

Do you ever struggle to find God’s involvement in your life? Does it ever seem like you have more problems than divine help? Does it feel like life is overflowing with struggles and quandaries? I know that we can go through seasons when the days, weeks, months, and maybe years are stormy and cloudy, devoid of sunshine. Maybe you keep looking for a rainbow in these stormy seasons, and tricky to find some silver lining in all the clouds.

The Wisdom Factor: What is Heavenly Wisdom?

What is Heavenly Wisdom?
James 3:17, “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.”

Who Are Jesus’s Relators?

Start your Sundays with Sarah as she continues her series called Short Sunday Sermons! These will be short inspiring nuggets cut from Sarah’s sermons!

What Do You Need?

I just got a call from the car repair dude who works on my car, and he told me a list of things my car “needs” with a very disconcerting price tag. This conversation reminds me that “needs” can be very disturbing, and they often force us to figure out ways to resolve these needs. In contrast, needs don’t seem to be disconcerting for Jesus. For example, when I look at the conversation between Jesus and His mom, in John 2, at the wedding feast in Cana, Jesus seems to be pretty relaxed about the “need” for more wine. In contrast, Jesus’ mom seems to be more uptight about this need than Him.

The Wisdom Factor: What is Flesh Wisdom?

What is Flesh Wisdom?
James 3:14-16, “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing”